Ron Corbett appointed project director for new Robina initiative studying parole, probation revocations.

Posted Date: December 19, 2013

Ronald P. Corbett, Jr, Ed.D., former acting commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Department, has been appointed project director for the Robina Institute’s Community Sanctions and Revocations Project, which will focus on nationwide practice in the area of parole and probation revocations.

The new project will explore existing practice regarding revocations, its impact on incarceration rates, and the potential for reform in several participant states. The Robina Institute will make the project’s findings and recommendations available to all 50 states.

Corbett was acting commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Department from 2011 to 2013. He was executive director of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from 2000 to 2011. Before this, he was second deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Service, having previously worked as a probation officer, assistant chief probation officer, regional director and director of training and development. He is past president of the National Association of Probation Executives.

The revocation project is one of four new initiatives in the Robina Institute’s Sentencing Law and Policy program area. To download the mission statement for the revocations project, click here.

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